New Delhi: “I am human, bitter comments hurt me”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while responding to a question from Zee News editor-in-chief Sudhir Chaudhary when he asked how bitter diatribes affect him.

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Elucidating on how much he is abused nowadays in rallies, the Prime Minister said, “I get hurt, I am also human but for the welfare of all citizens of India, I drink my tears in silence. I have a responsibility towards India and it is the most important thing.”

The Prime Minister added that he has been at the receiving end of a lot of criticism from the Opposition for the last 20 years, but he decides to focus on his work instead.

The Prime Minister has been called many things in this election and in the run-up to the polls, like ‘Maut Ka Saudagar, Duryodhan, Chor’ but the Prime Minsiter maintains that he was committed to the people of India and hence tried to turn a deaf ear to many of those comments. “It hurts me when they abuse me, but I am used to it now,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi sighed.

On allegations and mudslinging by his political detractors, PM Modi also remarked, ”All the bitter and abusive words in the dictionary are spoken for me these days.”

On a lighter note when Zee News editor-in-chief Sudhir Chaudhary told PM Modi a joke about Amazon Alexa replying “Ayenga toh Modi hi” when asked to play song ‘Saajan ji ghar aaye’, the Prime Minister laughed and said, “this is not a joke, “it is the reality”.